Meet Our Donors

We thank all of our donors for the many ways they support Gettysburg College. Here are some of their stories.

Maximizing Impact: Ways to Make Your Most Generous Gift

Ashley Sonntag

A history major and Civil War-era studies minor, Ashley Sonntag '19 hopes to work in the museum field. "I love working with the artifacts themselves and touching history, but I also love working with the public and seeing their faces light up when they learn something new," Ashley said. As you consider your next gift, read more about options to maximize your impact.

The Impact of Legacy

More than 700 members of our 1832 Society are making a difference for Gettysburg. We celebrate them for their creative and thoughtful arrangements. More

Nicole Santos '07

Nicole Santos

Nicole Santos '07 hopes to eventually give back as much as she received in scholarships and financial aid, but for now she's starting simple. More

Betsy Haave Dougherty '68

Betsy Haave Dougherty

Betsy Haave Dougherty '68 and her husband, Jerry, wanted to honor the legacy of Betsy's aunt, a longtime professor of English at Ball State University. Betsy and Jerry retired to Gettysburg and love living in Adams County. More

Carolyn Byron '62

Carolyn Byron

As an administrator with the State of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Carolyn Byron '62 got to know a number of Gettysburg graduates living in her area. "They encouraged me to join the local alumni club," she says. More

Bill '61 and Linda Matz

Bill and Linda Matz

"My love and respect for Gettysburg College is what keeps me involved today. I have a lasting gratitude for the way the college prepared me for life and for the lifelong friends it has given me." More

Dick '67 and Kris Frieberg Hughey '68

Dick and Kris Frieberg Hughey

At Gettysburg, Dick Hughey '67 kept busy with studies in economics, wrestling team practices and meets, and membership in Phi Delta Theta and Pi Lambda Sigma. Kris Frieberg Hughey '68 completed her major in French and was an active Chi Omega member. More

Jean LeGros '73 and Jeffrey Gabel

Jean LeGros and Jeffrey Gabel

When Jean and Jeffrey met at the Majestic Theater to talk with us about their gift, there was trumpet practice sounding from off-stage. "Never a dull moment here," said Jean LeGros '73. More

Kelly Alsedek '71

Kelly Alsedek

Kelly's loyal and generous gifts to the Gettysburg Fund and other special funds at her alma mater started soon after she graduated. In the early years, she would write a check. More recently, she found the benefits of donating stock. More